Found December 30, 2012 on
Tonight's Healthy Scratches:
Sample size. It's the new buzzword on the lips of every insider, scout and writer about the unlikely performances we've seen at this tournament so far.
It's why Malcolm Subban's stellar performance against the Americans on Sunday came as such a surprise after two "shaky" outings in which he allowed three goals to Germany and Slovakia. Nevermind that he's had a fantastic year to date with Belleville of the Ontario Hockey League. But more than anything, it's also being used as an apologetic crutch for the subpar play of United States defenseman Seth Jones.
Jones, who riled up a number of people outside USA Hockey by claiming the Americans were the team to beat heading into the tournament, has been a contributing factor to each one-goal loss his team has suffered in the last three days. Jones was beaten on what turned out to be the game-winning goal both times, but the consensus top-two pick in June's upcoming NHL Entry Draft is merely "not ...
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There’s good news coming out of the World Juniors — the Bruins have some top prospects.
Boston’s 2012 first round pick, goalie Malcolm Subban, has been a savior for Canada so far with a 4-0 record, 2.00 GAA and a .930 save percentage. On Sunday, he allowed one goal and had 22 saves as Canada beat Russia 9-3.
Subban isn’t the only Bruin starring in the World Junior Championship...
Watch Game Highlight Here I have to admit, I wasn’t as confident as usual that Canada could be the USA in their first meeting at the 2013 World Junior Hockey Championships. Yes, Canada was the highest scoring country in the tournament out-scoring their opponent 15-6 coming into the contest. Considering, the competition was Germany and Slovakia, six goals was a lot to give...
Watch Game Highlights HereI have to admit, I wasn’t as confident as usual that Canada could beat USA in their first meeting at the 2013 World Junior Hockey Championships. Yes, Canada was the highest scoring country in the tournament out-scoring their opponent 15-6 coming into the contest. But, considering, the competition was Germany and Slovakia, six goals was a lot to give up...
Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Ryan Strome scored first period goals and Malcolm Subban was stellar in net with 32 saves as Canada edged the United States 2-1 at the World Junior Hockey Championship.
Subban, who's had his share of critics before the start of the tournament, recorded a .973 save percentage in the victory, compared to just .893 in each of his first...